Layoffs continue in small manufacturing plants around West Virginia.

Armacell, a manufacturing facility of foam rubber in Spencer, has laid off sixteen employees in the past few weeks.

That's about 20% of the employee force.

Plant manager Mike Hodges says it's due to the economy and a downturn in orders.

Armacell's products are used in cars and household appliances.

Hodges says if the business picks back up, those laid off will be eligible to come back.

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